|The McKeesport Area High School
TIGER MARCHING BAND
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2020-2021 Student Leadership
Drum Major: Austin "Doc" McGrew
Woodwind Captain: Alexa Krznaric
Brass Captains: Nya Green and Taylor Montalbano
Percussion Captain: Melissa Malackany
Marching Band Staff
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- August 28th: Football at Baldwin
- September 4th: Football at Woodland Hills
- September 11th: Football at Home vs Armstrong
- September 18th: Football at Uniontown
- September 25th: Football at Home vs Trinity
- October 2nd: Football at Ringold
- October 10th: Football vs West Mifflin (Homecoming)
- October 16th: Football at Home vs Laurel Highlands
- October 23rd: Football at Thomas Jefferson
- October 30th: Football at Home vs Belle Vernon (Senior Rec)
- November 6th: Football Playoff 1
- November 13th: Football Playoff 2
- November 20th: Football Playoff 3
- November 21th: McKeesport "Salute to Santa" Parade
- November 28th: Pittsburgh Christmas Parade
Disclaimer: Due to ongoing concerns regarding Covid-19, the
performance schedule is tentative and subject to change.
|The McKeesport Area High School Tiger Marching Band Presents
|Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, Tournament of Bands (TOB), the competitive circuit in which the McKeesport Tiger Band
competes, has cancelled all in-person shows for the 2020 season. Bands may submit a video for feedback from judges, however no scores,
placements, or awards will be given. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association (PIMBA) has also cancelled the 2020 season
as have many other state associations plus Bands of America, a national circuit. As of now the band is still performing at football games, plus
the McKeesport Salute to Santa parade and we plan to submit a video of our 2020 show to TOB for educational feedback. Mr. DeCarlo and the
staff are looking for other performance opportunities as well.
Despite the loss of our 2020 competitive season, Mr. DeCarlo, Mr. Raible, and the staff are planning to continue the marching band season with
a modified rehearsal schedule. Scroll down and click on the red box on the left labeled "Marching Band" to access the new season schedule
While competition is a large part of the marching band experience at McKeesport, it is not the only part. First and foremost, marching band is
educational. On the surface it may seem that students are learning how to play an instrument, spin a flag, toss a rifle, and march drill. However
students are also learning valuable skills like work ethic, being part of a team, time management, leadership, and responsibility. These
important skills can be taught through marching band regardless whether or not there are competitions in the fall. Second, marching band
creates a valuable social group for its members. Friendships formed through shared experiences in marching band last for many years if not a
lifetime. Over the years students and alumni have told countless stories of what being in band and having that support network meant to them,
especially in difficult times. Third marching band is an outdoor, physical activity that promotes an active lifestyle and physical fitness. This
keeps our students mentally and physically healthy. For these reasons and many more, the McKeesport Tiger Marching Band plans to continue
the 2020 season.